Table 1

 New Zealand public attitudes about smoking in pubs and bars, 1999–2003

QuestionProportion agreeing with the question or statement (%)Data source
19992000200120022003
*p<0.001 for trend across years; **p<0.01 for trend across years.
†The question in 2003 included the additional word “hotels”; ‡the question in 2003 included the additional word “nightclubs”.
1) Do you support a complete ban on smoking in NZ pubs and bars?28383849*UMR Research
2) Should people be able to smoke in† bars/pubs?CM Research
    Anywhere272810*
    In set areas454452**
    Not at all252634*
3) People have a right to work in an environment free of tobacco smoke8591*CM Research
4) People who work in pubs and bars‡ have a right to work in an environment free of tobacco smoke6480*CM Research